In addition to the certainties of death and taxes, there is another eventuality: At some time in our life, we will experience joint pain.
Most of the time, that pain is acute, that is, it is caused by some form of injury or accident and has a clearly defined beginning, middle, and end. Medical experts have even defined acute joint pain in terms of length. Though it can vary, the widely accepted timetable designates the acute variety as any pain lasting less than six months.
Chronic joint pain, on the other hand, is harder to predict and even harder to manage. Worse, the longevity of chronic joint pain and the frustrations of treatment can lead to other conditions such as fatigue, anger, and depression.
When we turn our ankle, for example, we experience a clearly defined joint pain which we assume will heal in time. When it doesn't, we are dealing with a much broader and deeper type of pain that usually requires a higher level of treatment.
With so much at stake, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of chronic joint pain so that you can get the appropriate treatment at the earliest possible opportunity. The symptoms of chronic pain include:
- Length - Any joint pain lasting longer than six months is automatically classified as chronic joint pain. After six months, sometimes sooner, we may begin to compensate for the pain, which could mean changes in the way we conduct our everyday activities.
- Location - Chronic joint pain is just that: Pain that we can feel in a specific, highly functioning part of our bodies such as a shoulder, a knee or an elbow. This joint pain is marked by discomfort, soreness, or stiffness.
- Fatigue - Chronic joint pain interrupts the sleep process which can affect the restorative benefits of sleep. If you are not getting the appropriate hours of sleep due to your joint pain, you may have crossed over the threshold from acute to chronic pain.
Got the symptoms? Get help.
Across the U.S., chronic joint pain affects millions of people each year and can have a devastating effect on our personal and professional lives. That's why it is so important to seek treatment early.
One treatment option is ReJoint.
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